The Canvas we use is an Instant Dry Canvas WR 350 Satin - 350 g/m² which is a single side satin coated Artistic Canvas designed for high quality fine art applications on giclee printers. It has excellent colour brilliance and a bleached backside for an extra noble touch. Due to the presence of natural cotton in the base material, the surface characteristic may vary slightly. We apply two coats of lacquer to the canvas print to better guarantee long term quality, scratch resistance and protection.
You can choose to have your canvas prints rolled or framed stretched (a box canvas print).
Rolled Canvas Prints
In this case we print directly on to the canvas and then lacquer the surface then, when perfectly dry, roll the print and place it in a strong cardboard tube for shipping. Rolled canvas prints are shipped with a 70mm white space around the image to enable you to have it stretched yourself.
Stretched – Box Canvas Prints
In this case we print the image directly on to the canvas and then lacquer the surface. The canvas print is then carefully stretched over an individually custom-made wooden frame to create a box canvas ready for you to hang. The image is not wrapped around the edge of the stretcher bars; we use a sufficient margin to enable the image to be seen on the front of the frame leaving a white canvas colour around the frame edge.
For box canvas frames up to sizes A2 (420x594mm, 16.5' x 23.4') we use 22 mm stretcher bars; for sizes A1 (594x841mm/ 23.4' x 33') and above we incorporate a central crossbar to maintain long term structural integrity. Each frame includes expansion wedges at each corner so that the frame can be re-stretched to keep the canvas taut. In all cases we use warp-resistant wood to make the frames.
The largest standard framed stretched canvas print we currently produce is AO (841x1189mm/ 33' x 46.8'), please contact us if you have any special requirements.